After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. In 2005, Zuckerberg's enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners.
"I had a bunch of friends who were artists," he said.
"They'd come over, draw stuff, and I'd build a game out of it." To keep up with Mark's burgeoning interest in computers, his parents hired private computer tutor David Newman to come to the house once a week and work with Mark.
The birth of Facebook was portrayed in the 2010 film Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, into a comfortable, well-educated family, and raised in the nearby village of Dobbs Ferry.
His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family's home.
Not wanting to sell out, Zuckerberg turned down offers from companies such as Yahoo! Instead, he focused on expanding the site, opening up his project to outside developers and adding more features.